Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

white bowl of instant pot black eyes peas

The best part about making Instant Pot Black Eyes Peas is that you don't have to soak the beans at all! This means that you can just add the ingredients and let the Instant Pot do all the hard work for you.

In as little as 10 minutes, these beans will be plump and delicious, and ready to enjoy. You can fill a bowl full and enjoy them as they are, or pair them with the main entree to make a killer side dish.

white bowl of instant pot black eyes peas

If you want to increase the fiber and protein in your nightly meals, adding black beans is a simple and affordable way to do that. Not only that, but they're low in fat and great for helping you feel full throughout the day!

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Why you'll love this recipe

The biggest reason that I love this recipe is that it's fast. Remember the old days when you used to have to soak beans overnight to cook them? No more, my friends!

  • You'll save so many hours of prep work and cooking time
  • You can make a huge batch quickly and have some for leftovers and freeze
  • Everyone can add their own seasonings and flavors to their own serving

Recipe Ingredients 

ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Black Eyes Peas

Black eyed peas - Use dried beans for this recipe because the Instant Pot will cook them up nicely and tenderly. 

Water - Added to the Instant Pot to help cook the beans. 

Salt - To taste. 

Garlic powder - The only seasoning that you'll be adding to this Instant Pot recipe. 

How to make Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Remember earlier how I told you that this recipe was a breeze? Get ready to love the simple steps below as much as I do!

Step One: Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot and then put on the lid. 

Step Two: Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.

Step Three: After the time has passed, do a quick release and take off the lid. 

Stir and serve!

Variations

Add onions - Since there aren't many added ingredients for this recipe, you have so many options. You can add diced onions, diced peppers, and even some canned tomatoes to kick up the flavor and change it up.

Add other seasonings - Adding onion powder would be a great option to put into this dish. You can also add cayenne pepper and make them spicy as well!

Recipe Notes

  • Some people try using canned black beans for this recipe. I don't recommend it. They are often saltier and can become mushy when cooked.
  • Be sure to clean the peas really well before using them. There is often some dirt or debris in the bag, so pay attention and just wash and clean them.
  • The easiest way to test the doneness of the beans is to stick a fork into one and check if they're fork tender. You can also bite into one and make sure that they're easy to chew.

How to serve

There are so many ways to serve and enjoy beans! Some people just like to add the beans to a bowl, add a little bit of butter and salt and pepper and eat. (Me - I'm those people!)

But you can also pair black-eyed peas with just about anything. They'll go great with Instant Pot Shredded Pork, Instant Pot Orange Chicken, or any other type of meat that you want to serve it with.

I also like textures, so adding this with some Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice and Instant Pot Quinoa would be delicious, too.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use broth instead of water?

Yes, you can. You can use broth or bone broth, or even make your own homemade Instant Pot Chicken Stock!

Can cooked black-eyed peas be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze cooked black eyed peas! Just make sure to let them cool down all the way and then store them in a freezer-safe container. Leave enough liquid to cover the top of the beans and freeze for up to 4 months.

Why do we eat black-eyed peas on new year's Day?

Eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day is a tradition that is said to bring good luck and prosperity. Why not give it a try this year?

Instant Pot Bean Recipes

Love beans? Who doesn't? Here are some of my other favorite bean recipes that I think you'll enjoy as well.

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white bowl of instant pot black eyes peas

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas is a great way to cook dried beans! Fast, simple, and no soaking required!
4.25 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: international
Keyword: beans, Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Take off the lid, stir, and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal Carbohydrates: 17g Protein: 7g Fat: 0.4g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 786mg Potassium: 322mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 14IU Vitamin C: 0.4mg Calcium: 35mg Iron: 2mg

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Notes

  • Some people try using canned black beans for this recipe. I don't recommend it. They are often saltier and can become mushy when cooked.
  • Be sure to clean the peas really well before using them. There is often some dirt or debris in the bag, so pay attention and just wash and clean them.
  • The easiest way to test the doneness of the beans is to stick a fork into one and check if they're fork tender. You can also bite into one and make sure that they're easy to chew.
  • You can add diced onions, diced peppers, and even some canned tomatoes to kick up the flavor and change it up.
  • Adding onion powder would be a great option to put into this dish. You can also add cayenne pepper and make them spicy as well!
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8 thoughts on “Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

  1. Will the pot automatically cook the peas 25 minutes? I set it according to a black bean recipe and it’s gotten to where it’s noisy but, it’s just on on.

    1. When you set the cook time to 25 minutes, it actually takes a bit longer than that because the Instant Pot needs to come to pressure first. The 25 minutes doesn't start until after that, so it's probably just still coming up to pressure. You'll see the timer start to go down once the 25 minutes begins. Hope that helps!

  2. Black Eyed Peas are New Year's Day tradition along with Corned Beef. I am 73 years old. My mother said I had these two when I was 2 weeks old (BD 12/17). She mashed everything and fed it to me and my twin. I have had it every year since. I love the recipe.

  3. I love black-eyed peas over rice and day of the week or every day of the week, with just a little bit of butter to boot, plus seasoning...

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